Anne Youngson

Meet Me at the Museum
  • Meet Me at the Museum


    Full of grace and humanity' Sunday Times
    When Tina Hopgood writes a letter of regret to a man she has never met, she doesn't expect a reply.

    When Anders Larsen, a lonely museum curator, answers it, neither does he.

    They're both searching for something - they just don't know it yet.

    Anders has lost his wife, along with his hopes and dreams for the future. Tina is trapped in a marriage she doesn't remember choosing.

    Slowly their correspondence blossoms as they bare their souls to each other with stories of joy, anguish and discovery. But then Tina's letters suddenly cease, and Anders is thrown into despair.

    Can their unexpected friendship survive?

    A deep and luminous novel of self-discovery and second chances, MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM is a heartbreaking celebration of love, life and the surprises it throws at us. In a story that is at once urgent and tender, Anne Youngson polishes the everyday until it gleams.

    'Insightful, emotionally acute and absorbing' Daily Express

    'A beautiful and affecting novel of late love, by an extraordinary new writer' NINA STIBBE

    The Observer Promising first-time British novelists 2018: 'A novel about self-discovery and second chances


    'I loved this book. It was so different from anything else I have read'

    'I just loved this book and read it in one sitting. There were times when I felt like underlining the sentences that resonated with me'

    'I read this book one letter at a time, just to let the contents sink in. Tears came to my eyes'

RELEASED 05/09/2019

ANNE YOUNGSON worked for many years in senior management in the car industry before embarking on a creative career as a writer. She has supported many charities in governance roles, including Chair of the Writers in Prison Network, which provided residencies in prisons for writers. She lives in Oxfordshire and is married with two children and three grandchildren to date. MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM, her debut novel, was shortlisted for the Costa Best First Novel Award and is now published around the world